South Korea develops artificial intelligence research strategy

South Korea’s fourth Industrial Revolution Committee considered the adoption of AI research and development strategy at its sixth meeting, according to the South Korean Central Daily website.



Korea’s Ai r&d strategy is divided into three areas: ensuring talent, technology and infrastructure.

Talent, the focus is to train senior talent.

Six new artificial intelligence graduate schools are planned by 2022.

The government aims to have 1,370 senior artificial intelligence personnel.

At the same time, the Korean government has also developed a plan to train 350 senior researchers.

According to the information and Communication Technology Revitalization Institute predicts that by 2020, the Korean Artificial intelligence Master and doctorate level manpower gap will reach 4500 people. About 2 billion dollars invested in artificial intelligence research before 2022.

South Korea’s government believes that the Korean artificial intelligence technology competitiveness significantly behind the main countries, 1.8 years behind the United States, known as “Up-and-comer” of China has also surpassed South Korea since 2016.

The scarcity of artificial intelligence talents is a universal phenomenon in the world.

Since 2016, Korean IT companies such as Samsung Electronics have set up artificial intelligence organizations through mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

Multinationals such as Google and facebook are also committed to ensuring artificial intelligence professionals.

The South Korean Ministry of Science and Information Communications also released a short-term project to solve the human shortage problem in artificial intelligence, six months of training in the field of artificial intelligence, and the training of 600 industry-counterpart young people by 2021.

In addition, the Korean Government also stipulated that the Korean university will have to open artificial intelligence related courses.

The government also released a large public feature project that uses artificial intelligence. For example, emergency services, from the appearance of emergency patients to their arrival at the hospital, artificial intelligence will be able to monitor patient status in real time. The project also includes new drug development and smart farms.